I'm always touched by the sweet comments and emails I receive during a blog hop. I love how they encourage me to do better at this sewing thing I try to do. I've never said I was as good as some of those amazing quilters who showcase their work, but I have fun doing what I do. Being a cheerleader for those hops is just icing on the cake!
"It is truly a great experience to participate and a great way to learn new skills and to be motivated to stretch without the fear of someone laughing at our work."
I promise I never laugh at what you make, though a few of you are so funny
when you write your posts that I literally laugh out loud!
Just how the heck did I get myself into these blog hops?
It all started way, way back in...
From my post: "I was out blog stalking a few weeks ago looking for more Ghastlie fabric ideas and was "sew" lucky to find a really fun blog run by Madamme Samm" (yes, I put TWO "m"'s in Madame.)
From my post: "Madame Samm posted a block on her sewing blog "Sew I Quilt" and I (so stupidly) commented, Oooooo...my kind of block! It's easy to make, but looks like you really worked at it. :O) She kindly responded to my comment and said, 'it is a bit tricky to get those seams straight.'
Well.......she was right. I had to unpick a few seams to get them lined up as perfectly as I was going to get them, which wasn't all that perfect but not bad. I apologized to Madame Samm through an email for being so flippant about the ease of that block and she made me laugh when she replied, 'told you sew.'" (I think this is where That Other Lady started to get competitive with me! LOL)
APRIL 2012From my post: "I'm loving Madame Samm's challenge to make table toppers (it's my first time entering one of these things.)"
After playing in a couple more blog hops, I suddenly found myself hosting a blog hop for the first time. Eeeek! Bowls With Borders had about 160 paper piecing bowl makers from all over the world signing up to join this hop. This was huge AND I'd never paper pieced before...what a ride it was!
and then That Other Lady made me look like this...
and the rest is...well, not over yet!
All of YOU make me want to try harder, sew more,
and learn new things from your blog world!